Riley Payne born 1979 in Melbourne, Australia and currently 
lives and works in New York, USA...
1/6. Riley Payne, Election Day, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
2/6. Riley Payne, Bill, the Masseuse, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
3/6. Riley Payne, Water at the Beginning, Water at the End, 2017-2018, pencil on paper, 44 × 36 cm
4/6. Riley Payne, rub, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
5/6. Riley Payne, remedy 2, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
6/6. Riley Payne, a season for everyday, 2014-2015, pencil on paper, 75.3 × 59.8 cm, Collection National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Further Reading

 

“Riley Payne’s meticulous photorealist drawings tease out new connections between disparate but instantly recognisable pictorial elements. By re-rendering existing photographic imagery through a labour-intensive drawing process, he attempts to stem the tide of visual information that assaults us daily. Enigmatic and open-ended, Payne’s drawings encourage new relationships between language and image that are achieved through the use of humour, subversion and recontextualisation.”                                                                   

 
Cathy Leahy, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2017
 
 
Riley Payne (b. 1979, Melbourne, Australia) has held six solo exhibitions since 2008; his most recent include Any Day Now at New Release Gallery, New York (2018), Serenader at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne (2016), and his work was included in the inaugural NGV Triennial (2017–2018). He was a finalist in the RBS Emerging Artist Award (2011), and has held a residency at Artspace, Sydney (2014). Riley lives and works in New York, USA.

 

His first solo exhibition with ReadingRoom, will be presented at the gallery in February, 2019.
 
 
John Thomson, Riley Payne: Humour, Profundity and Hard Labour, Vault Magazine, Issue 12, 2015